The Tigers will face Ole Miss on Sunday in a televised contest that can be caught on Cox Sports TV.
Jan. 18, 2013
Arena: C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum (9,061)
TV: Cox Sports TV
Talent: Lyn Rollins and Victor Howell
Radio: KTGR 100.5 / 103.1 FM
MU: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose `90) 38-42 at MU (third season)
UM: Brett Frank (Southeastern Oklahoms State `95) 7-10 at UM (1st season)
MIZZOU HEADS BACK OUT TO OLE MISS ON SUNDAY
Missouri Women's Basketball will resume play on Sunday after having a week off to practice and prepare in Columbia. Mississippi and Missouri will meet for the second time im program history on Sunday, with the first meeting coming on January 5, 1981 in Oxford, Miss. The Tigers fell to the Rebels 64-58 in the contest, finishing the season 21-12. Tip-off for Sunday's game will be at 2 p.m., and the contest will be broadcast on Cox Sports TV. Fans can also follow the game on Twitter (@MissouriWBB).
SCOUTING THE REBELS
Ole Miss is 7-10 overall this season, and has not yet seen a conference win. The Rebels opened conference play at home against Vanderbilt, and followed that with a road game at Auburn. Their most recent contest was a home game against Alabama, which saw the Crimson Tide earn a 76-52 win over the Rebels. Leading the Rebels this season is junior Diara Moore, who averages 11.7 points and four rebounds per game. Right behind her is Sophomore Tia Faleru who averages 11.4 points per game and 4.6 boards.
The Tigers return to Columbia next week, hosting the Arkansas Razorbacks on the 24th of January at 7 p.m. in a televised contest. The game will tip at 7 p.m. and air on Fox Sports Midwest PLUS. It will be a quick turnaround for the Tigers as they head to former Big 12 foe, and current SEC opponent Texas A&M on Sunday, Jan. 27 for a 2:30 p.m. game. That game will also be televised on ESPNU.
Mizzou has made at least 13 3-pointers in six games this season, an SEC high this season as Mizzou owns the top six team 3-point shooting performances in the SEC this season and Morgan Eye owns two of the top individual three-point shooting performances in the league so far this season as well.
Missouri has made 171 three-pointers as a team so far this season. Should the Tigers average 3.3 treys per game through the rest of the regular season they will match the school record for three-pointers made in a season (214). The SEC record for 3-pointers in a season is 248, meaning the Tigers would need to average 5.9 3-pointers per game to break that mark, which was set in 1994 by South Carolina.
The Tigers continue to play great team basketball under third-year head coach Robin Pingeton and the numbers prove it. Over the first 18 games of the season, Mizzou has assisted on 301 of their 452 field goals (67-percent). The 67-percent clip is the top mark in the SEC this season, just edging Vanderbilt (65.-percent), showing the Tigers' ability to take great shots rather than settle for good shots.
Mizzou is third in the SEC, averaging 16.7 assists per game, trailing only Auburn (17.8) and Texas A&M (17.4). Mizzou is also fifth in the league in assist-to-turnover margin at 1.0, just 0.1 shy of first place (four teams, 1.1).
Mizzou has recorded more assists than 14 opponents in games this season.
Staying on the topic of assists, Mizzou has a 2.1 assist-to-turnover margin in the second half of games this season. That is a big reason why Mizzou owns a +6 point margin over opponents in second halves of games this season.
Mizzou leads the league in defensive rebounding (29.3 per game) and has the second-best defensive rebounding percentage (.708).
Mizzou hit a school-record 18 three-pointers against Auburn. The 18 three-pointers made by the Tigers in the contest are the most ever by an SEC school, shattering the previous best mark of 17 by Ole Miss.
Mizzou dropped its first home game this season to No. 6 Kentucky on Sunday, snapping an 11-game home winning streak to open the season. The 11-0 start at home was the best since 2005-06 when the Tigers also 11 in a row at home to open the season.
Mizzou Notables at Home This Season
-Mizzou's average margin of victory at home is 19.3 ppg
-The Tigers are shooting a blistering 46-percent in home games this season and averaging 79.5 total ppg
-Mizzou has scored at least 80 points in seven of 11 home games this season and at least 90 in three of those
-The Tigers own a 1.72 assist-to-turnover margin at home this season
Morgan Eye is second in scoring among all SEC sophomores this season at 13.9 ppg, behind Auburn's Hasina Muhammad who averages 17.0 points per game. She is 10th overall in scoring at 13.9 ppg.
Morgan Eye has attempted 10 three-pointers or more in eight games this season, including a season high 18 against Auburn.
Morgan Eye hit a school-record 11 three-pointers against Auburn to mark the most ever in an SEC league game. The numbers sits just one shy of the best-ever NCAA mark and obviously are the top mark nationally this season.
Over her last three games, Morgan Eye is averaging a team-best 19.0 total points while shooting 46-percent from the floor, including a blistering 43.6-percent from distance.
Bri Kulas sits at No. 11 in the league for her 13.6 points per game and is No. 13 in the league averaging 6.5 rebounds per game. She has made the 12th-most three-pointers in the league (25) and is averaging 1.4 per game (13th in SEC). Her 4.9 defensive rebounds per game ranks sixth in the conference as well, contributing to Missouri's league-leading 29.3 defensive rebounds per game.
A big part of Bri Kulas' game as of late has been her ability to get to the free throw line. Over the last five games, Kulas has gone to the charity stripe a team-best 22 times, connecting on 18 of those 22 attempts, good for a team-best 82-percnet clip from the line. Kulas is just a 70-percent free throw shooter on the season, so the improvement as of late is a welcome addition for the Tigers.
Over her last three games, Doty is averaging 6.0 assists per game, including a career-best eight against Auburn in an 82-76 win at Mizzou Arena.
Lianna Doty has accumulated 40 steals so far this season, that's more than last season's team steals leader, Christine Flores. Flores tallied 35 steals through 31 games in 2011-12. Doty also comes in at No. 12 in the league, averaging 2.2 steals per game.
Maddie Stock is ranked eighth in the conference for her 1.8 threes per game. She hit a career-high 22 points against Southern Illinois in just 16 minutes of playing time and went 6-for-7 from behind the arc in the contest.
Missouri's win over Southern Illinois marks the first time since Jan. 2, 2004 (vs. Miami of Ohio) that the team has made 40 or more field goals. Missouri's 110 points against Southern Illinois is not only the ninth-most points scored in program history, but it marks an SEC game high for the season.
The Tigers' win over Southern Illinois marks the Tigers' highest margin of victory this season (63). The previous high came against UAPB (38). The Tigers' 110 points is also the most since the team put up 105 against Murray State on Dec. 3, 2005.
Mizzou held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to only six assists (20.3 per game), the lowest for an opponent this season
Shooting .846 (11-13) from the field, Sydney Crafton recorded the SEC's second-best single-game goal percentage against SEMO.
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